The Associate Chief of Surgery for Eye Care will be responsible for the daily operation of the Eye Care section. The incumbent may be designated as the Acting Chief of Surgery during the absence of the Chief of Surgery on an "as needed" basis. This position will be responsible for the following medical and administrative functions to include:
Responsible for daily operation of the Eye Clinic, on call scheduling, and collaborating with the Chief of Surgical Services as needed. Clinical component is 75% and management component is 25%.
Monitors the quality of eye care rendered throughout the hospital, including surgical, emergency, outpatient, and special procedure areas.
Develops regulations and provide oversight concerning patient safety in the Eye Clinics and the operating room.
Provides leadership and commitment to adhering to all regulations, policies, practices and standards of care applicable to the Eye Care section.
Ensures the Eye Clinic section participates in a planned program of a quality assurance for evaluation of quality and appropriateness of patient care and resolves identified problems.
Recommends clinical privileges for all individuals with primary ophthalmology and optometry responsibilities including supervision of staff ophthalmologists and optometrists and the process of OPPE/FPPE within the Eye Care section.
Educational Training/Research functions include:
1. Supervisingophthalmology residents/fellows.
2. Implementing clinical and basic science research when it becomes available at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
3. Applying for research grants and building a research program when available at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week (7:30am to 4:30pm) with on-call duties required (evenings/weekends), as necessary.
Functional Statement Title:Associate Chief of Surgical Services for Eye Care
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
Preferred Experience:Aneye surgeonexperienced in selecting the appropriate surgical procedure for the patient, and for taking the necessary safety precautions. Management experience and either a cataract/glaucoma, retina, corneal or oculoplasty specialist.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
- Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: Stand for long periods.All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other(VA Form 10-2850 APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS)
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
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Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1930872.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.